NYIB Network Honors Outstanding Contributors
Contact: Adam VanCleave (firstname.lastname@example.org)
NYIB Media Manager
Marketing Specialist, Chetco Federal Credit Union, Brookings, OR
Among the professionals recognized at the National Youth Involvement Board’s (NYIB) 2011 Annual Conference in late July in Pittsburgh, PA, two were chosen for exemplary work in youth marketing, youth education and leadership development. Both awards were kept confidential until the Thursday, July 28th awards event at the City Center Marriott.
NYIB named Anne-Marie Bisson as the 2010 Delegate of the Year. A twenty-year veteran of Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union, Anne-Marie is known for her dedication and diligence. In 2005, she built the Community Education division from the ground up. Last year alone, her team delivered financial education to more than 4,000 people. Anne-Marie also oversees the development and operations of our four high-school branches and created and supervises the Student Ambassador program that fosters strong ties with local high-school students and helped inspire the Credit Union’s highly successful and innovative MoneyStrong initiative. She is a member of the advisory boards of both Nashoba Valley Technical High School and Lowell High School as well as Budget Buddies, a nonprofit group that provides financial education to low-income women. In addition, she is a member of the MCUL Financial Literacy Committee and the National Youth Involvement Board Network, and is a graduate of the City of Lowell’s Public Matters program. She oversees Junior Achievement at Lowell High School, the Lowell Public Schools 21st Century Grant Program, and develops curriculum for numerous financial education seminars and workshops. Anne-Marie is a dedicated member of Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union and of the Greater Lowell community. She has donated countless hours to serving others and continues to enrich the lives of all those around her through her personal and business endeavors.
NYIB’s Outstanding Volunteer of the Year is Shannon Tackett, Communications Officer at Northwest Federal Credit Union Foundation (Herndon, VA). Shannon works with local students, teaching them the importance of spending and saving money wisely. In addition to her work teaching financial education, Shannon develops community outreach programs and works on the Foundation’s scholarship programs. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Health Services Administration from the University of Central Florida and a Master’s degree in Public Policy from George Mason University. Shannon has served on the Board of Directors for the Virginia Jump$tart Coalition and as co-chair for the Virginia Credit Union League’s Financial Literacy Committee. She has completed the Credit Union Development Education Volunteer Program, receiving the CUDE designation. Locally Shannon is known throughout Fairfax County Schools for her enthusiasm for teaching financial education. Always a top presenter in Virginia, in 2010-2011 school year Shannon taught over 3,500 students. She has developed and revised curricula for students from pre-school to college. The Piggy Bank Savings program at a local daycare facility for 4 and 5 year olds has received rave reviews from parents and daycare providers. One component of the program, a Lemonade Stand fundraiser for Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) recently received national finalist recognition by CMN.
The National Youth Involvement Board invites nominees for annual recognition including the Delegate and Volunteer of the Year, along with scholarship winners to attend its NYIB Annual Conference, National Credit Union Foundation Development Education Training, and the World Council of Credit Unions Young Credit Union People Program (WYCUP). Background information is at http://www.nyib.org/conference_scholarships.php, where new information for 2012 will soon be posted.
The National Youth Involvement Board’s mission is “Helping today’s youth become financially savvy individuals and loyal credit union members.”